Jane Wenham was the last person prosecuted for witchcraft in England. She quarreled with her neighbors and then unwisely brought suit against the one who had called her "a witch and a bitch." Things went from bad to worse and she found herself charged, tried, and convicted of witchcraft. The judge obtained a reprieve, and then a pardon from the Queen.
The case was a nexus of dispute â about the reality of witchcraft â and there was an outpouring of pamphlets, some of which described her crimes in lurid detail, some of which argued that she could not be guilty because witchcraft did not exist.